Casemates and Cannonballs: Archeological Investigations at Fort Stanwix National Monument

Author(s): Lee Hanson; Dick Ping Hsu

Year: 1975


A study of Fort Stanwix, of Rome, New York, was conducted after the bicentennial of the United States. This article discusses the research and renewal project conducted by the National Park Services. Fort Stanwix built in 1758 by the British then abandoned prior to the American Revolutionary War. During the Revolution it was occupied by Burgoyne and his forces. The focal point of interest was the fort and invasion routes between the American Colonies and Canada during the American Revolutionary War. In 1970 a limited excavation was conducted around a residential area including pools, streets and utilities to locate the fort and any key features. Based on the archeological evidence a clear picture is provided of day to day activities of the soldiers at Fort Stanwix and drawings rendered offer insight of the fort’s appearance.

Cite this Record

Casemates and Cannonballs: Archeological Investigations at Fort Stanwix National Monument. Lee Hanson, Dick Ping Hsu. Publications in Archeology ,14. Washington, DC: National Park Service. 1975 ( tDAR id: 375041) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VQ31XT

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1700 to 1975

Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.468; min lat: 43.198 ; max long: -75.432; max lat: 43.224 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Superintendent

Sponsor(s): National Park Service; U.S. Department of the Interior

Repository(s): Fort Stanwix Natonal Monument, National Park Service

Submitted To(s): Fort Stanwix National Monument, National Park Service

Record Identifiers

Publications in Archaeology(s): 14

NADB document id number(s): 551627

NADB citation id number(s): 000000069110

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